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New Student

First-Year and Transfer Students

Housing Deadlines Fall Spring
Enrollment Forms and Fees May 1 Rolling
Housing Application Fee May 1 Rolling
Information About the Housing Process Sent to Montclair Email End of May Rolling
Online Housing Selection Early June Rolling

Housing for First-Year and Transfer Students

Housing for first-year and transfer students enrolling for the Fall semester is guaranteed for those who meet the below criteria (space permitting):

  • Have been fully accepted to the University
  • Submit all enrollment confirmation forms and fees by the semester deadline
  • Submit a $300.00 nonrefundable housing application fee by the semester deadline
  • Complete the online housing agreement no later than the semester deadline

All items are required in order for your housing application to be considered complete. For specific information on enrollment fees please see Accepted Students. Please note that our housing process is done completely online and there is no paper application to complete or submit.

For those who do not meet the above criteria, including students who may be accepted to the University after these dates, housing is not guaranteed. Every effort will be made to accommodate students in this category as space becomes available.

How Do I Apply?

  • Pay the $300.00 Housing Application Fee online through NEST or in person at the Office of Student Accounts. Payment info can be found on the Red Hawk Central website. The housing application fee is due by May 1st, 2021.
  • Activate your Montclair State University NetID (your NetID is your Montclair State University Email account). The emails we send to students will be sent to your Montclair Email account.
  • Students will be emailed during the month of May about our housing selection process, which takes place in June. Students will be expected to enter the Residential Management System (RMS) to complete their online housing agreement, lifestyle preferences, room type preferences prior to selecting housing. Full details, including online selection tutorials, will be available at the beginning of May.
  • Students requesting housing accommodations due to a medical condition, in addition to completing the RMS preferences must submit a Request for Medical Accommodations by the semester deadline here.

Graduate Students

Campus housing is available for graduate students, too!

How Do I Apply?

  • Pay the $300.00 Housing Application Fee online through NEST or in person at the Office of Student Accounts. Payment info can be found on the Red Hawk Central website. The housing application fee is due by May 1st, 2021.
  • Activate your Montclair State University NetID (your NetID is your Montclair State University Email account). The emails we send to students will be sent to your Montclair Email account.
  • Students will be emailed during the month of June about our housing selection process, which takes place in June. Students will be expected to enter the Residential Management System (RMS) to complete their online housing agreement, lifestyle preferences, room type preferences prior to selecting housing. Full details, including online selection tutorials, will be available at the beginning of May.
  • Graduate students requesting housing accommodations due to a medical condition, in addition to completing the RMS preferences must submit a Request for Medical Accommodations by the semester deadline here.